WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2014
pal•ate /ˈpælɪt/USA pronunciation  n. [countable]
  1. the inside top part, or roof, of the mouth in mammals:He got peanut butter stuck on his palate.
  2. the sense of taste:a dinner to delight the palate.


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

palate /ˈpælɪt/ n
  1. the roof of the mouth, separating the oral and nasal cavities
    See hard palate, soft palate
  2. the sense of taste: she had no palate for the wine
  3. relish or enjoyment
Etymology: 14th Century: from Latin palātum, perhaps of Etruscan origin
USAGE
See note at palettepallet1




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